Jared Thomas Goff (born October 14, 1994) is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at California, and was selected by the Rams with the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Goff was a first-team All-Pac-12 quarterback in 2015.
Goff was born and raised in Novato, California, the second child and only son of Nancy Goff and Jerry Goff. He also has an older sister named Lauren. His father was an athlete at the University of California, playing as an all-conference and all-district catcher for the school's Golden Bears baseball team and was a former Major League Baseball catcher for the Montreal Expos, Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros. Goff grew up a San Francisco 49ers fan and wears the number 16 as a tribute to Joe Montana, who played for the 49ers before he was born.
Goff attended Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California and graduated in 2012. He played for the football team, where he threw for 7,687 yards and 93 touchdowns with 18 interceptions in three varsity seasons at Marin Catholic, completing 477-of-767 passes (62.2%) for teams that combined to post a 39–4 overall record and 21–0 Marin County Athletic League mark on their way to an appearance in the state title game, one North Coast Section crown, three NCS playoff appearances, and three MCAL championships.